David Dewhurst calls for Obama's impeachment

David Dewhurst calls for Obama's impeachment
Office of David Dewhurst

POSTED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 6:17pm

UPDATED: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 3:12pm

According to the Texas Tribune, during an appearance at a Tarrant County Tea Party candidate forum, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called for President Obama to be impeached, a spokesman for his campaign confirmed Monday night.

Dewhurst's comments were first reported on Twitter by a reporter who was attending the event on behalf of The Texas Observer. Dewhurst said the president should be impeached for his overreach on issues like immigration and health care, as well as his behavior in the aftermath of a 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

The Tribune has reached out to the three candidates vying to replace Dewhurst and will update this story with their responses.

After the event, Travis Considine, Dewhurst's spokesman, said in a statement that as a former CIA officer, the lieutenant governor is often asked about foreign policy issues on the campaign trail.

"He feels very strongly about the tragedy in Benghazi and has said that Congress should consider impeaching the President over the tragedy," he said. "David Dewhurst also believes that President Obama should be held accountable for Washington’s failure to secure the border and the gross overreach of the federal government under Obamacare."

This isn't the first time a Texas Republican has talked about impeaching Obama. In August, U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, said in a town hall meeting that he believed the U.S. House had the votes to impeach the president, though he didn't think it was a good strategy.

"If we were to impeach the president tomorrow, we would probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it,” Farenthold said, according to a story in Politico.

That same month, Dewhurst gave an interview to the conservative PJ Media/PJTV in which he said the attack on the U.S. consultate in Benghazi was an "evil" mistake made by the Obama administration.

“The lack of protecting those four Americans in the consulate in Benghazi. … That is a sin," Dewhurst is quoted as saying in the article. "We know, we’ve seen reported, that there was live video streaming into the Situation Room at the White House. That means there were platforms, aerial platforms, that could’ve been used. … Where do you draw the line? Being PC — politically correct — and you don’t want to offend the leadership in Libya? So you let four Americans be killed and, be mutilated? Outrageous!”


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Hey Suz does your Mom, Sister or Wife work?

If they do will it be ok if their employer told them tomarrow that they would be taking a pay cut because they are women. You would not get mad would you? If you would then you need to stop supporting and trying to defend these morons that have no integrity that are doing that to someone elses Mom, Sister or wife. BUT I GUESS YOU HAVE NO INTEGRITY EITHER, YOU WILL VOTE FOR ANYONE WITH AN "R" NEXT TO THIER NAME NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO OR HAVE DONE.

Good free publicity for Dewhurst. It's all about name recognition. Maybe he'll stand on his head and eat a june bug next. That would be a good trick.

Any other president would have been impeached by now. Just can't believe that some people still follow him like groupies, especially since he has done nothing for the citizens in this country except make it easier to get welfare.

impeached for what? I believe that Most of the republican congressman in the republican house are much smarter than you and if there were any legal grounds for impeachment, they would have already started the process. Put your Tea cup down and go take you meds.

None of the candidates on the GOP ticket for Lt. Governor are worthy of anybodys vote, they are not honest, have no integrity.
Todd staples has voted to give illegals a Texas DL and in state tuition not to mention that the DOJ has a suit pending against him and Pattrick for discrimination against women in Texas.


So did wendy davis. And by the way there is no such thing as an honest politician, Dem or Rep.

So did wendy davis? what are you talking about suz? Wendy davis was not in the legislature when that vote was taken and there has not been another bill introduced after that...lmfao Wendy Davis has not discriminated against Texas women and under investigation by the DOJ like Staples and Patricjk are right now for it. So what do you mean when you say "So did wendy davis"?

Texas Republican Congressman Joe Barton just stated that he knew that if the debt limit was NOT raised in the next 24-29 hours that the people in his district WOULD NOT RECEIVE THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS ON NOVEMBER 1ST and joe barton said he was not worried about that .

He is not worried about it because he knows they will get paid goofus. No politician will let the elderly go without their check. It might be delayed or they may have to come up with a last minute deal to send out those checks while the other stuff is fought over but they will get paid. He probably also believes like many who have fought and died for this country that the future of this country is worth fighting an ugly fight for.

Are you so ignorant that you do not understand that even a late payment to those on SS and Veterans check will hurt hurt those citizens. The electric, water & gas companies do not care if the Government is shut down or not..they want thier payments and should and will add fees to the citizens who do not pay on time. Fees that the elderly and disabled & vets can not afford goofus. So I guess it does not matter if the repubs would be taking funds from them as long as they get their checks ?

Tea Party and Republicans are a dying bread in America. True Patriot Americans now see through their hate and lies throughout America. They may still have a slight chance in Texas because as proven Texas voters are not as smart as most Americans. The Republicans could not even pass a bill in their own house tonight, what a shame!!

Don you need to quit smoking that weed.

you need to put that tea cup down

Really Mr. Dewhurst. There is no chance that Obama is going to be impeached just like Obamacare is not going to be rescinded in the next two days. This kind of rhetoric appeals to the far right but does nothing to solve the problems we face today in Washington or at home. What a ridiculous and obvious attempt to get some media attention. Why not try and get some attention by being constructive and work to solve the problems at hand and No! impeaching the president will not solve anything.

Well Obama has become:

1. assassin-in-chief (drone wars)
2. Chicago payoff king (all that 'stimulus' money going to his campaign donors 'green' companies that failed)
3. Obamacare scam hustler (how many of his campaign donors got Obamacare IT contracts?)
4. Debt king.

So I can see why Dewhurst and others are now calling for impeachment.

But the rubber-stamp Senate would never ever convict UNLESS in 2014 it flips to Republican/Tea Party.

Then Obama will be in big trouble.

DEWHURST IS AS MUCH TEA-PARTY AS JOHN MCCAIN IS REPUBLICAN. I can't stand these traitors who co-opt a movement with nothing more than their political ambitions in mind.

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